Community First

Community First is a Government funded initiative to support community projects in some of the most deprived wards in the country. Grants of up to £2500 will be available for activities that meet local needs, which will have to be matched by an equivalent amount of volunteering time or donations. The scheme is being run nationally by the Community Development Foundation (CDF).

 
Within Hastings, three wards have been allocated funding: Castle, Central St Leonards and Gensing. In each ward, a Panel of local people has been established, and five priorities for funding have been chosen in each area. Hastings Voluntary Action have agreed to be the “Panel Partner” for the three wards, helping each of the Panels to get established and ensuring that they follow the guidance from CDF.
 
Applicants need to ensure that their proposal clearly benefits the ward that they are applying to.
 
Here are the details of the three Community First grants schemes in Hastings Borough:
 
Castle Ward now closed for applications - all money allocated for 2014/15
 
Central St Leonards Ward  - now closed for applications - all money allocated for 2014/15
 
Gensing Ward - now closed for applications - all money allocated for 2014/15
Information: 
Funding: